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Ministry of the Attorney General
Court Services Division
Various Locations - Toronto
Job Term:
7 Permanent, 1 Temporary Permanent Flexible Part-Time
Job Code:
02790 - Translator 1
$1,054.86 - $1,260.60 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you interested in applying your language skills in a legal environment? Consider these exciting opportunities for Court Interpreters throughout Toronto and join our team.

Please note: These positions are permanent flexible part-time positions. Detail of hours: 1500 hrs/year (28.75 hrs/week).

What can I expect to do in this role?

60 Queen Street, West
One permanent position - English / Tamil
One permanent position - English / Vietnamese
One permanent position - English / Cantonese
One permanent position - English / Mandarin

2201 Finch Ave West
One permanent position - English / Spanish

1000 Finch Ave West
One permanent position - English / Russian

1911 Eglington Ave East
One permanent position – English / Mandarin

In a workplace that values diversity, you will:

•provide consecutive and simultaneous interpretation services by interpreting English into the target language, and from the target language into English in complex, fast-paced proceedings
•ensure that the meaning, feeling and intent of the original and often technical words of testimony spoken are accurately transmitted, without distortion, omissions or additions
•ensure that submissions, such as those of counsel and other parties, are fully and accurately interpreted without distortion so as to ensure fairness to all parties
•build effective working relationships and provide a professional level of interpretation for all levels of court
•travel as required from one court location to another within the GTA and surrounding areas

How do I qualify?


Language and Interpretation:

You have:

•superior proficiency in and knowledge of English and target language (Tamil, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish or Russian )
•knowledge of and sensitivity to the target culture and language
•superior knowledge of and ability to work with various interpretation techniques and methodologies
•ability to interpret and translate in real time, simultaneously or consecutively in target language

Court Systems Knowledge:

You have:

•knowledge of legal and related terminology
•ability to apply knowledge of court systems and protocols to provide court interpretation services using correct grammar, spelling and sentence structure and ensure accurate rendering of legal terms and ideas

Strong Organizational Skills to:

•work under pressure and work effectively within competing priorities with variable scheduling demands and deadlines
•ensure delivery of professional interpretation services to all levels of courts
•work independently with minimal supervision
•provide interpretation / translation in real time, consecutively or simultaneously

Quality Service and Interpersonal Skills to:

•acquire and understand government quality service standards
•to build effective working relationships
•provide a full professional level of interpretation for all levels of court
•provide client service by maintaining the confidence of those for whom interpretation is provided
•work cooperatively with a team, stakeholders, court officials and legal counsel

Communication, Research, Analytical and Evaluative skills to:

•communicate tactfully in English and target language
•ensure meaning, intent and feeling of origination statements are conveyed
•identify language problems impacting on interpretation and understanding and ensure confidentiality
•research terminology of a variety of industry terms and subjects
•use judgement when dealing with ethical issues

Please indicate preferred language and location in your application.

Additional Information:

  • 7 Permanent, 1000 Finch, 2201 Finch, 1911 Eglinton, Old City Hall, College Park, Various Locations - Toronto, Toronto Region or Various Locations - Toronto, Toronto Region, Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) Screening Requirement
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 1000 Finch, 2201 Finch, 1911 Eglinton, Old City Hall, College Park, Various Locations - Toronto, Toronto Region or Various Locations - Toronto, Toronto Region, Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) Screening Requirement
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Administrative and Support Services
Posted on:
Thursday, April 14, 2011
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, May 3, 2011 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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